Álvaro Hodeg taken away in ambulance after nasty barrier crash at Belgian race

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider was seen being loaded into an ambulance to be taken to hospital

Alvaro Hodeg taking away in an ambulance after crash (Eurosport/Getty)

Álvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was stretchered into an ambulance to be taken to hospital following a nasty crash at a Belgian race.

Coming into the finishing straight of the Tour de l'Eurométropole, Deceuninck - Quick-Step led the peloton, ready to give Hodeg, who was sitting in the first five wheels, the ideal lead-out to contest the sprint finish.

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